Last week, BSC staff were on-site in Hudson, monitoring the reconstruction of a rotary in Hudson town center into a modern roundabout. The project is the result of a long-term master plan to revitalize the downtown that boasts several restaurants, salons, shops, a church, public library, and a fire station. Improvements to the area will enhance vehicular and pedestrian safety along Route 62, which is the primary route through the town center.
BSC’s engineers and landscape architects developed a design to address safety concerns while enhancing the Town’s character by preserving on-street parking, expanding sidewalk areas, and incorporating unique planting beds to support vibrant ground cover and shade trees. Collaboration with key stakeholders and a robust public engagement process enabled our team to create a downtown improvement program that effectively meets the needs of the community. As part of the project, BSC developed preliminary plans and assisted the Town in obtaining MassWorks grant funding before working with the Town to advertise the project and select a contractor. The project is now nearing 75% completion and is expected to be completed this fall.